Welcome to the first House MaD Week of the year!
Every year, each house runs an event week to raise awareness and money for their chosen charity or cause to MAKE a DIFFERENCE!
SHTEPI MAD WEEK is right around the corner, and we want YOU to participate from 23 September to 4 October. This year, not only will we be collaborating with ‘Love Reading Campaign Association’, but we will also be raising funds for our House charity, ‘Room to Read’.
‘Room to Read’ is a non-profit organisation for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world, whilst ‘Love Reading Campaign Association’ is a local non-profit charity reading association dedicated to raising awareness and increasing literacy in Hong Kong and South East Asia developing countries.
We have three exciting events for our Shtepi MaD Week this year:
- Monday 23 September to Friday 4 October – ‘Donate A Book’ Drive
- Wednesday 25 September – Shtepi Bookworm Bingo
- Friday 4 October – ‘Dress as your Favourite Book Character’ Day
From 23 September to 4 October, we will be holding a Book Drive to collect books in the Foyer. ‘Love Reading Campaign Association’ is currently constructing an orphanage, and they will need our donated books to construct a library in this orphanage. If you have any unwanted ENGLISH language primary level books (picture books are needed!), please drop them off at the Foyer into your HOUSE box, anytime during this period. Interhouse points will be awarded to the House that donates the most books. Remember – only picture storybooks please!
On 25 September, we will be hosting our first Shtepi Bookworm Bingo. This year’s Bingo DOES NOT require extensive knowledge of books and stories, so YOU will definitely have a chance of winning. Furthermore, the winning team will be getting a FREE PIZZA LUNCH! So be sure to gather your friends along to create a team of 2-4, and come to THE HALL at 12:40pm as we will be starting promptly. We ask that each team also pays an entry fee of $20, as all proceeds will go to ‘Room to Read’.
Finally, on 4 October, we will be having our annual ‘Dress Up As Your Favourite Book Character’ Day. This year, prizes (sponsored by ‘Love Reading Campaign Association) will be awarded to the…
- Most Outstanding
- Most Creative/Best Constructed
- Most Unique
- Best Group Effort
We also hope that everyone brings in a minimum of $10, where all donations will go to ‘Room to Read’ to support their organisation. There will be a parade and photo session during BREAK TIME at the Lower Playground and we look forward to seeing you all dressed up as your favourite book character for a chance to be featured on our Instagram!
Thank you and we strongly encourage all of you to participate in our Shtepi MaD Week to MAKE A DIFFERENCE! (All prizes have been sponsored by ‘Love Reading Campaign Association’).
Sarah Shum and Michele Liu (Shtepi MaD Council) and the Shtepi Head Team